chapter  3
Shared and Negotiated Territories: The Socio-cultural Embeddedness of Children’s Acts of Meaning
ByMary Maguire
Pages 30

Research becomes inquiry and conversation, that is, dialogue. (Bakhtin, 1976, p. 114)

Conversation: A Window on Understanding in Human Inquiry

The conversational tone in 8-year-old Heddie’s letter to research assistant Alicia Romero about her initial impressions upon returning to Iran after four years of elementary school in Quebec problematizes the challenge of understanding children’s perceptions and experiences of schooling, learning and living in the 1990s.